Erick Cosaque et les Voltages 8 – Decere Nou Demaye (Guadeloupe, 1982, Self-Produced)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Decere Nou Demaye“, another track from the Guadeloupean Master Erick Cosaque, a beautiful spiritual Gwoka Jazz tune – Enjoy !

Erick Cosaque et Les Voltages 8 – Decere Nou Demaye

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/A8FddaG7lrQ

Have a nice day,

Armand de Preseau

Max Cilla – La Flûte des Mornes (Martinique, 1981, Apia)

For today, I wanted to share with you “La Flûte des Mornes“, a Spiritual Island Jazz track driven by the sublime flute of the Martinican Master Max Cilla (who is still active today !) & backed by killer Gwo-Ka percussions, taken from the 1st album of the artist & recorded in 1981 – Enjoy !

Max Cilla – La Flûte des Mornes

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/yer3fDcm4RM

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

Wabiné – Sail On (Caribbean Islands, 1978, Wabiné Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sail On“, an awesome Tropical Disco-Lypso Funk track with sweets steel-drums parts from the Caribbean Islands, recorded in 1978 in New York by Trinidad island musicians – Perfect track to warm your rainy day, enjoy !

Wabiné – Sail On

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kj4VrUEEwbE

Armand de Preseau

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin (Guadeloupe, 1978, Fred Aucagos)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Pangua Zô Pilé Moin“, a classic Tropical Boogie Funk track recorded in 1978 by the legendary West Indian musician Fred Aucagos from Guadeloupe island – Enjoy !

Fred Aucagos – Pangua Zô Pilé Moin

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/E95cjvjCu0A

Best regards,

Armand

Derrick Harriott – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys (Jamaica, 1982, Crystal D)

Great cover by Derrick Harriott (my favorite rocksteady artist) of this classic song from Eddy Grant and his Equals band !

Derrick Clinton Harriott, born on the 6 February 1939 in Jamaica, is a singer and record producer, who founded the famous Crystal records label.

This version sums up the Jamaican producing skills, mixing together disco, dub and roots music, and is for me a direct answer to the song Disco Devil, by Lee Perry.

Derrick Harriott – Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/0BogOwfHNTw

Best regards,

Armand

Ibo Simon – Lide Fou (Guadeloupe, 1970s, La Voix du Globe)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Lide Fou“, an excellent Cadence track, not so well known, played by the Guadeloupean musician Ibo Simon, accompanied live with the Martinican legend Henri Guedon and his orchestra – Enjoy !

Ibo Simon – Lide Fou

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/MwiY9Fv1bpU

Best regards,

Armand

Ticorn – Papa Damballah (Haïti, 1979, Tortuga Records)

Ticorn (Creole for “Petite Cornelia” – Cornelia Schütt) was born 1953 to a German family, rooted in Haiti for several generations in the trading and shipping business. At the age of 12 she started playing the guitar and singing the songs that surrounded her. She spent her childhood in Cap Haitian, then was sent to Germany for further education. She has lived most of her life between the Caribbean and Europe and continues to travel to many countries.

For today, I wanted to share with you for today “Papa Damballah“, a splendid folk song sung in creole language – Enjoy !

Ticorn – Papa Damballah

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/CMAI4DSoPdk

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan (Martinique, 1985, JVN 001)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ti Chimen Yan“, a jazzy biguine folk song from Martinique (French West Indies) from the singer José Versol with beautiful flute parts – Enjoy !!

José Versol – Ti Chimen Yan

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/walL_R9G0VQ

Armand

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation ! (Guadeloupe, 1970s, A3 Productions)

Victorien Smith et Les Pyromanes” was a band from Guadeloupe (French West Indies) composed by :

Smith Victorien : Vocals, Guitar, Production
Avenant Metry : Synths
Daniel Alger : Vocals, Guiro
Bod Guibert : Vocals, Triangle
Maurice Latouchant : Vocals, Campana
Daniel Nemorin : Guitar
Joyau Moy : Lead bass
Guy Nemorin : Vocals, Tambourine
Pivert Rodolphe : Drums, Percussion, Choir
Merkiled Willy : Guitar
Christian Picot : Organ
Letchoumayen Pierre : Congas

Quelle Tentation !” is a very nice Antillean Guaguanco Latin Jazz track with awesome Fender Rhodes organ parts – Enjoy !!

Victorien Smith et les Pyromanes – Quelle Tentation !

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Cf7_r-CcuEc

Have a nice day,

Armand

Mantra – Baile Mi Hermano (Martinique, 1970s, Hit Parade)

Mantra was a quite obscure band from the city of Fort-de-France (Martinique, in the French West Indies) that released only one album in the late 70s.

The band was composed by :

Julian Martin (Piano, organ, guitar)
Anison Rabess (Bass, vocals)
David Laville (2nd guitar)
Algernon Rabess (Guitar, vocals)
Alex Larocque (Drums, vocals)
Janet Azzouz (Vocals)
Archie James (Trumpet)
Leon Knibbs (Percussion)

I wanted to make you rediscover today “Baile Mi Hermano“, an incredible and irresistible West Indian Guaguanco track, one of my favorite of the genre – Enjoy !!!

Mantra – Baile Mi Hermano

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/N_FynG0WjEY

Best regards,

Armand